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The heart of London
Trafalgar Square (London)
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Trafalgar Square (London)
Date: 07/08/12, updated on 08/08/12 (18 review reads)
Advantages: Easily accessible, Lots of other places of interests around the area
Disadvantages: Cannot think of any
I visited London first time in December 2005. On a sunny afternoon in December 2005 I took a bus from London Bridge without knowing where it was heading for, to explore the city. I was still completely a stranger in London then. It is my nature to explore cities in this fashion. I just go here and there and in the process I get to know whereabouts of places. I was getting excited as I was coming across all the beautiful buildings (I did not know then) on both sides of the street while the bus was on the move towards its destination. My eyes were fixed on various statues (sculptures) when I caught sight of the beautiful roundabout. I realised that it must be one of the most important city centres. I got off the bus and when I saw the distant Big Ben I was sure that it must be a famous place since it is round the Big Ben and parliament house (I red and learned about it long ago, so knew it) but still would not know what this place is called. The trip of that day is still vivid in my memory.
Trafalgar Square is the heart of London. It is one of the most iconic places in London, famous and a must see place for any visitor. It becomes beautiful in the evenings and people from all over the world can be found in and around this place. They are busy chatting, taking pictures, singing, film-makers recording scenes etc all kinds of colourful activities take place there. It has such a strong impact on the minds of people as I can feel. The nearest underground station is Charing Cross Tube Station and Leicester Square Underground Station. The place is connected very well by London Buses. There are numerous buses that stop round the square at many different bus stops.
Trafalgar Square is used as a public place too. Film makers from around the globe, professional and amateur photographers, singers, and people from all walks can be seen here. Besides the beautiful and famous sculptures, it is such a beauty when the fountains glitter with the lights on in the evening and the Big Ben shines just a short distance away. Among other notable places round here are the National art Gallery, Canada House, the Big Ben and Parliament House(some distance away), Leicester Square to name a few.
People who do not like big crowds or intimidated by crowds may have some difficulty in enjoying their way here. Keep your belongings safely.
No tour to London is complete without visiting Trafalgar Square. There is so much so to do round this place really.
Summary: It is a must-see site to visit for everybody, including tourists
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